The guys from the strange Blue Man Group thought it would be a good idea to start their own private school in New York City. They call it the Blue School. The school’s website says it’s a “progressive, independent school in Lower Manhattan,” where its “inspiring team of teachers and administrators … serve children age 2 through Grade 5 and have a permanent homebase from which we can share learning with educators around the world.”
I hope no educators from around the world have taken them up on that offer, seeing that the students aren’t even being taught how to read.
The Blue School is one big play date in desperate need of adult supervision.
Parents are yanking their kids out of the “progressive,” $32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group — which has no books and no tests — because their kids are barely learning to read, The Post has learned.
One mother, who is yanking her son at the end of the school year, complained that the school is “unstructured.”
“It’s true,” she said when asked if her kid was struggling to read.
In all, she added, four of her son’s first-grade classmates are leaving the Financial District institution. (Read More)
It gets worse from there. The children decide their own curriculum and aren’t even required to be there by a certain time every morning. So I guess only children who want to learn how to read are actually taught how to read.
I wonder how this school was ever granted independent charter school status. I know some people who home-school their children, and from what they’ve told me they’re required to follow a certain curriculum with testing, etc. Shouldn’t these progressive schools be held to the same standards?